Etebo hints at Stoke City stay
Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo has been named in the list of players retained by Stoke City for the 2019/2020 Championship season, somewhat hinting that he won’t be prised away by a bigger club following an impressive first season with the Potters, Completesports.com reports.
Etebo linked up with the Stoke City from Portuguese outfit CD Feirense and scored two goals in 34 league appearances for the club.
The 23-year-old also scooped the club’s player of the season award following his impressive performance for Nathan Jones’ men.
Fear of a possible Etebo departure heightened especially among the club’s supporters as the midfielder acquitted himself well with consistent superlative performances. Now it looks like the club can afford to hold prospective buyers at bay and have the enterprising Nigerian for another season.
Etebo is one of the 25 players listed in Nigeria’s provisional squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by head coach, Gernot Rohr, and will now fight to merit a spot in the final 23-man squad for the tournament in Egypt.